Network storage for video post production – 6x clients

Network storage for video post production. Whe are a small education firm which produce a huge quantity of educational videos and we are looking to implement a network storage for at least 6 iMac workstation working simultaneously on editing and post-processing on adobe premiere pro and after effect.
We need fast multi access, large bandwith especially for the final encoding part (1 to 2 hours videos per station per day…). I was considering NAS over 10GbE or eventually Thunderbolt but looks like we won’t be able to have more than 6 units connected ? Would you have any suggestion about our needs ? 5000€-7000€

You can have a combination of both. Thunderbolt and 10GbE connections. Qnap TVS-1282T3 units come with 4 Thunderbolt3 ports and couple of 10GbE ports. And there is still space for another 10GbE card for additional ports.

Then 4 users can connect over Thunderbolt and other two with Thunderbolt to 10GbE adapters. This way you don’t need to invest into a switch.

Alternatively get a 10GbE switch and a non-thunderbolt Qnap like TVS-1282. This is tiered storage NAS which will automatically move data from HDD to SSD to NVMe based on the accessing frequency.

The third options is to get a rackmount solution, but it is quite laud and requires a server cabinet. And it is also more expensive.

Thunderbolt rackmount TVS-1582TU

Or simple 10GbE rackmount: TS-877XU

More drive will always mean greater speed. For the best available speed, you will need to consider SSD drives.

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